KARACHI: At least seven people have been shot dead and several others injured in a firing incident in Karachi.
According to the police, violence erupted after the body of an MQM worker packed in a gunny bag was found in Chakiwara area of Lyari.
A senior police official told DawnNews that Lyari gangsters are trying create friction between the Baloch and Urdu speaking communities and the main agenda of the violence to sow their influence in the area.
Police said gangsters opened fire in the Ranchore Line, Lyari and other areas of the city.
According to security force the situation is now under control and they are patrolling the affected areas.
After the violence a restaurant was torched in Goli Maar area of the city.
Prime Minister Gilani has taken serious notice of target killing and directed immediate inquiry and arrest of culprits. -DawnNews